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Salento Things to Do: 32 reviews and 119 photos
Most people who visit Salento visit the Valle de Cocora, a picturesque green valley of the Rio Quindío, famous for its concentration of palmas de cera (wax palms) - Colombia's national tree. The landscape is surreal! There are many hikes, both low-altitude and high-altitude, as well as horseback riding opportunities. Several trails take you up the mountains, along the river and further into the valley. The trek starts in the village of Cocora. As you arrive, it is on the right.
In Salento I was going to meet a Colombian-American couple, Johana and Mark, from Calarcá. We decided to visit Valle de Cocora together. It must be great to see the valley on a horse back. Unfortunately, my companions did not like horse riding, and due to a lot of rain the path was very muddy, so we just took a short walk. On the return we made a stop in one of the restaurants in the village of Cocora. The area is famous for trout.
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Directions: 11 km from Salento